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North Carolina governor warns of flooding risks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is telling residents not to drop their guard over flooding despite the first sunny skies in several days. 123 more words

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1 person killed after vehicle swept into NC creek by floodwaters

STANTONSBURG, N.C. (WNCT) — Greene County Emergency Management confirms that one person has died after their vehicle was swept into Contentnea Creek by rising water on N.C. 99 more words

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Same-sex marriage 'not valid,' lawmakers say in new bill

Four North Carolina House Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday that would defy the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. House Bill 780, titled “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” says the Supreme Court’s ruling would be “null and void” and declares “marriages between persons of the same gender not valid.” The bill also quotes the following portion of the Bible: “A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24, ESV). 156 more words

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NC seeks nearly $1B from Congress for hurricane recovery

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking nearly $1 billion from Congress to help North Carolina counties still recovering from Hurricane Matthew more than six months after it caused massive inland flooding and killed 28 people. 91 more words

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North Carolina legislators pass compromise ending trangendered bathroom ban

But compromise measure prevents cities from passing protections for LGBTQ people

♦By Rich Shumate, Chickenfriedpolitics.com editor

RALEIGH (CFP) — After a year of turmoil and economic boycotts, North Carolina legislators have passed a compromise bill that rolls back HB2, a law which prohibited transgendered people from using restrooms in public facilities that didn’t conform with their their birth gender. 509 more words

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HB2 repeal going to vote Thursday as NCAA deadline approaches

North Carolina lawmakers struck a deal late Wednesday night with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper that could repeal House Bill 2. Earlier this week, the NCAA reported a Thursday deadline for the state to make changes to the controversial law or lose its ability to host sports championships through 2022, according to… 204 more words

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Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Governor Roy Cooper delivers his first State of the State address to the General Assembly tonight and you can catch complete coverage live at 7pm on UNC-TV. 216 more words

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